Accession Number:

AD0763711

Title:

Prototype for a Low Cost Laser Guidance Unit for a BDU-33 Practice Bomb

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Training is required if laser-guided weapons are to be used effectively, but the cost when using the full sale weapon is prohibitive. This report describes a prototype for a low cost 140 laser guidance unit designed to be used in conjunction with a BDU-33 practice bomb. This unit, completely self contained, can be dropped from the SUU-20 practice ordnance dispenser. It uses the same type laser illuminator and has a guidance logic similiar to the standard laser guided bomb and therefore provides realistic training. The unit could be used for low cost and effective laser-guided weapons training.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE